Friday, January 1, 2010

Life's Lessons

Welcome 2010! It's the first day of the year. New Year, new hope, new beginning! I just got a new mail in my inbox and I found it to be inspiring and worth sharing.

So here it goes..

**Written By: Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland,
*"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It
is the most-requested column I've ever written."
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. (I say:.. but only for a
while & make sure to reconcile after.)
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. But do try ;-)
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey
is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up
to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will
this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.*
*45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."*
*Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Hugs to all my dear Blogger Buddies! CHEERS!!

29 Comentários:

ellen said...

Prosperous new year to all!

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice advices for the new year.

Have a nice year ahead

Nance said...

Excellent words of wisdom from Regina! thanks for sharing Beng.
May you have more blessings in 2010!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Beng Gee, just dropped by to wish you and all at home a very happy new year. Wishing you the very best of 2010.
Very interesting what you posted here, I like it.

As for me, when I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything YOU gave me."

Have a great year, Ben Gee, Mabuhay, Lee.

PinayWAHM said...

Great Food for Thoughts! I like the last one: Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

Very true. Since we can't choose family, friends were invented, eh?

Wishing you good health and all the good things that 2010 may bring!


teJan said...

Hi Beng, thanks for sharing this.these things really are full of truth, I happened to recieved this also before and its good to be reminded once again!

Wishing you a good start of the year:)

Beng Gee said...

@Ellen - Same to you! May 2010 be a bountiful one! Thanks for hopping by.

Beng Gee said...

@Borneo Falcon - May the year be very prosperous for you and your family! Thanks BF!

Beng Gee said...

@Nance - Thanks, you liked what I shared! Yes Nance, for all those blessings, I'll stand right behind you!(Just so I can get all your excesses.) God bless!

Beng Gee said...

@Uncle Lee - you know what? I'd love to do the same at the end of my life. Only problem is, God didn't give me much as he did to you!(Lol)

More love and more joy for you and your family, Lee!

Beng Gee said...

@Pinay WAHM - Thanks so much for the great wishes for me especially the good health.

I agree with you, since God had set which family we would be included, friends are invented. So glad I found you even only in the net!

Beng Gee said...

@teJan - Thanks for being one of my early visitors for the year 2010!

Replay na pala ito for you?! Nice naman e, di ba?

Same to you Jan! More happiness for you!

NENSA MOON said...

In this early years is really the right time for posting the precious 'Life's Lessons'

Especially ... 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

Really touched my heart..and it's totally true...

Thanks for sharing Beng...
Here again...Happy new year wishes for you

ellen said...

follower like you is indeed a blessing...Thanks beng...wishing you all the happiness in life...God bless always

Beng Gee said...

@Nensa Moon - Glad to know you liked the article too like me.

Thanks so much for your time. You're visit is very much appreciated.
All the best in 2010 for you!

Beng Gee said...

@Ellen - So are you, Ellen! Be assured I'll be your follower.


J said...

and I say AMEN to the list.

I did get the same email forwarded to me. I kept nodding in agreement as clicked on each.

I wish you all of life's best things on this brand new year.

take care Tita B.!


Jade aka MommaWannabe said...

Hi Tita Beng!

Wish you a prosperous 2010!

I love everthing written here especially this "Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves."

Jade aka MommaWannabe said...

Hi Tita Beng!

Wish you a prosperous 2010!

I love everthing written here especially this "Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves."

Gorgeous MUM said...

Hi Ate Beng! How was your New Year? Surely it was superb! We had a good one too!

Just wishing you the best!

Ingat lagi!

gallery said...

happy new year, hopefully in 2010 we all can do better than many things, that in your career, health and other

Dave Lucas said...

Happy New Year Beng Gee! thanks 4 sharing this wonderful article! Peaceful blessings to you in 2010!

♡ N o r e e n said...

I love #45!

Beng Gee said...

@Jade aka MommaWannabe - oh I like it too! Thanks for visiting Jade!

Beng Gee said...

@ Gorgeous Mom - We didn't have firecrackers like we used to have. Pero okay lang! Masaya pa rin!

With the three of your together celebrating the new year, no doubt it was a great one!

Beng Gee said...

@gallery - Same to you! I do hope for all those things too and more!

Thanks for dropping by!

Beng Gee said...

@ Dave Lucas - Same to you, Dave! 'Glad you liked this article as I do.

Thanks for hopping by!

Beng Gee said...

@ Noreen - Hi Noreen! Thank you for visiting!

Dhemz said...

happy new year titabeng....:)

wow, this is very inspiring and uplifting...hehehe....:)

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